Pseudozyma aphidis is a heterobasidiomycetous yeast related to the smut fungi in the genus Ustilago. Pseudozyma species are usually isolated from plants and rarely from clinical specimens. We report what is believed to be the first paediatric case of central venous catheter (CVC)-related fungaemia associated with P. aphidis. Prompt removal of the CVC in conjunction with anti-fungal therapy resulted in a successful outcome.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Microbiology (medical)